Twitter’s top executives unveils its #TwitterCityPH in the Philippines at the Mind Museum in Taguig, Metro Manila. Twitter’s Richard Alfonsi (Vice President of Global Online Sales), Rishi Jaitly (Vice President, Media, Asia Pacific and Middle East) and Aliza Knox (Managing Director for Asia Pacific) were present to grace this momentous occasion.
#TwitterCityPH is a temporary experiential space that shows Twitter is the live connection to culture on how Filipino’s passions – faith, sports, TV, food, entertainment, politics – have been discovered, shared, and enjoyed more Tweets. It is the first in the Asia Pacific Region and to show its gratitude to local community of users, partners and advertisers for their support.
The Philippines was one of Twitter’s fastest growing markets in 2015 with millions of Filipinos using Twitter as an essential part of their national, cultural and everyday moments. Just follow the new @TwitterPH account to see the #TwitterCityPH for yourself.
Richard Alfonsi said: “As on of the largest social media markets in the world, the Philippines has been an amazing success story for Twitter in 2015. Twitter helps Filipinos of all ages, communities, and backgrounds connect to one another every day, but also connects the rest of the world to the country’s vibrant culture. We appreciate all of the love from Filipinos and we’re launching our first Asian #TwitterCity in the Philippines to show our commitment to our users, partners and advertisers here.”
Filipinos flocked to Twitter in 2015 and these were the key #PinoyPride cultural highlights:
- Over 3.3 million local Tweets for the Pope’s visit in Jan 2015
- Over 2.7 billion global views of Tweets related to the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather fight in May 2015
- Over 41 million global Tweets for the Aldub charity concert in October 2015, in addition to the 1-2 million daily Tweets about the Aldub social TV sensation.
- Nearly 700,000 global Tweets for APEC Summit held in Manila in Nov 2015
- Over 6.7 million global Tweets for Miss Philippines’ win at the Miss Universe Pageant in Dec 2015
As Twitter is the live connection to Filipino culture, it’s no wonder that the 2015 Golden Tweet for the Philippines comes from the AlDub social TV sensation. Yaya Dub’s Tweet had over 76,000 Retweets and was viewed nearly 2.4 million times in Twitter:
Rishi Jaitly said: “2016 will be an exciting year for Twitter in the Philippines and there’s never been a better time ofr Filipinos to be on Twitter today. From the upcoming #TwitterElection and other news, sports, TV and entertainment moments in the Philippines this year, you can be sure that Twitter will be the first service people and the media use to see what’s happening in the world, direct from the source and live as it unfolds.”
Recently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has entered into a partnership with Twitter for the 2016 Election to widen the access of voters to election matters. “During the elections, Twitter users will have a chance to tweet any irregularities seen on the ground,” said Jaitly.
Twitter will also help brands create a live connection to their customers, to people’s passions, and ultimately, to Filipino culture. This kind of connection is possible because Twitter’s influential live audience, premium live reach, and live creative canvas. No other service offers this combination to marketers.